Weddings and Civil Partnerships

Tying the knot with ChesterBoat

Start the rest of your lives together on the River Dee! A river cruise makes a unique venue for your reception, or a stylish way to arrive at your riverside venue. Our skippers and crew have years of experience in making wedding cruises unforgettable for your guests.

See our photo galleries below for some wedding cruise inspiration. For information on availability and prices, complete a Private Charter Enquiry or call our Sales Office on 01244 325394 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm). We’d be delighted to help you plan a bespoke cruise for your big day.

Wedding Receptions

Whether you’re looking to dance the night away onboard, sit down for a formal meal, or just treat your guests to a short cruise before dining elsewhere, we’ll help you plan a bespoke cruise to fit your big day.

Choose your boat from our fleet, suitable for 6 to 100 guests, and take a look at our delicious catering options. We use quality local suppliers to deliver fantastic onboard dining, from nibbles to three-course meals.

We’ll dress the boat in ‘Just Married’ liferings and a wedding ribbon in a colour of your choice, but you might also like bunting, flowers, balloons, or your own decorations. Book a DJ or live performer to entertain your guests, or relax to the sounds of the river and wildlife.

Passing stunning riverside homes and gardens, historic bridges, and the beautiful greenery of Cheshire’s countryside, a River Dee cruise is a perfect opportunity for unique wedding photos. A warm ChesterBoat welcome is guaranteed!

Wedding Carriage

We can provide transport for up to 120 guests between The Groves in Chester and:

The charming village of Eccleston on the Duke of Westminster’s estate, for weddings at St Mary’s Church or receptions at Eccleston Village Hall.

The stylish Italian restaurant Et Alia at the historic Red House, with fantastic views over the river, city skyline, and the Meadows.

Add a reception drink or nibbles for the journey, or let your guests choose their own drinks from our well-stocked onboard bar.

If you’re interested in chartering a boat, just complete a Private Charter Enquiry and we’ll be happy to talk you through the options for your big day.

Terms & conditions of carriage

Before taking a cruise with us, please ensure that you read our Terms & Conditions of Carriage. We want all of our passengers to enjoy their cruise in a safe environment. Thank you.

Terms & conditions of carriage

How to get here

Use our interactive Google Map for directions to our Sales Office, Moorings and the closest car parks. For comprehensive details on how to get to our moorings and regarding wheelchair accessibility click here.

How to get here